UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duties and Responsibilities
Design and implementation of GEF programme intervention
In close consultation with the main stakeholders and partners, develop and manage implementation of activities;
Oversee, monitor and technically resource implementation of consultancy contracts and agreements with the implementing partners;
Draft Letters of Agreement, project plans, budgets, Terms of Reference for national and international consultants, experts/ institutions, and CSOs and supervise and evaluate their performance in delivering required outputs;
Draft all documentation for selection and management of implementing partners;
Undertake close supervision of the any studies, analysis and consultancies that are commissioned by the project and troubleshoot as needed;
Identify and obtain any support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project;
Develop and update quarterly work plans and expenditure plans based on the agreed annual work-plan;
Draft requested quarterly and annual progress reports in line with corporate and donor requirements for the clearance by supervisors;
Ensure proper identification of and follow up with all relevant counterparts;
Ensure project documentations/communication is properly done, tracking system is in place for effective project closure and any anticipated human resources changes on the project;
Responsible for timely monitoring of project implementation;
Contribute to UN Women planning and reporting corporate requirements as requested by the supervisors;
Any other tasks assigned by the supervisors.
Gender Equality Facility/European Integrations Technical Support
Provide technical/expert support to UN Women, main project stakeholders, implementing partners as well as consultants and collaborators, towards the achievement of intended results;
Organize coordination meetings to ensure harmonization and sustainability of achieved results;
Foster strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the field of gender equality and European integrations/public administration reform/governance;
Identify and link to related ongoing activities within other institutions and encourage collaboration and synergies;
Promote and advocate for the project in the media as agreed with supervisors, in relevant national and regional fora;
Undertake regular monitoring missions to ensure timely delivery and quality of results;
Flag in a timely way issues of strategic concern and seek advice from the supervisors in finding appropriate solutions;
Prepare deliverables and provide technical support and inputs as needed;
All other technical tasks as agreed with the supervisors.
Respect for Diversity;
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
Creative Problem Solving;
Leading by Example.
Preparing information for advocacy
Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UN Women’s mandate.
Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work;
Researches linkages across project activities to identify critical points of integration;
Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation;
Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for programme development;
Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly.
Maintaining a network of contacts
Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues;
Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
Enhancing processes or products
Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches.
Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
Establishing effective client relationships
Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree or equivalent in gender, development, public policy, social studies or closely related field;
BA degree with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of MA.
10 years of relevant professional experience. Previous experience working with international organizations as well as gender equality issues would be considered an asset;
In-depth knowledge of gender equality context, gender inequalities and status of women in the country;
In-depth knowledge and experience of European integrations and IPA processes in the country;
Demonstrated experience in programme/project design and management;
Strong communication skills;
Full computer literacy.
Excellent English and B/S/C language skills, both written and oral.